The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 179 190 193
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 19 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.27% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 27
Average daily rate
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£600 £534 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% +12.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £411 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 24 (68.57%) Banking
2 23 (65.71%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 13 (37.14%) Credit Risk
5 11 (31.43%) Basel III
5 11 (31.43%) Business Analysis
6 8 (22.86%) Market Risk
7 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (17.14%) SunGard
8 6 (17.14%) Adaptiv
8 6 (17.14%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (17.14%) Analytics
9 5 (14.29%) VBA
10 4 (11.43%) C++
10 4 (11.43%) Degree
10 4 (11.43%) Software Delivery
11 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
11 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Statistics
11 3 (8.57%) Wholesale Banking
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
11 3 (8.57%) .NET
11 3 (8.57%) Validation
11 3 (8.57%) Migration
11 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
11 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
12 2 (5.71%) Front Office
12 2 (5.71%) Java
12 2 (5.71%) SQL

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Adaptiv
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (68.57%) Banking
2 23 (65.71%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Wholesale Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.71%) Front Office
6 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Analyst
2 23 (65.71%) Business Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Quantitative Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Market Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Market Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Testing Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Excel Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Risk Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Credit Risk
2 8 (22.86%) Market Risk
3 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) Statistics
4 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.86%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Business Analysis
2 6 (17.14%) Analytics
2 6 (17.14%) Target Operating Model
3 4 (11.43%) Software Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.57%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (2.86%) Monte Carlo Method
6 1 (2.86%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) VBA
2 4 (11.43%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) Basel III
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) Basel II
3 1 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.86%) COREP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) SunGard
2 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.86%) Capita
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £645 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £750 - £830 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £570 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago